Yesterday like many Bollywood celebrities, Deepika Padukone shared a selfie showing off her inked finger. The actor cast her vote during the ongoing 2019 Lok Sabha election in Mumbai. But this raised questions among her fans because it was assumed that the actress holds Denmark passport as she was born in Copenhagen.
In response, Deepika tweeted a clarification about her citizenship in the tweet, saying that she never had a doubt about her origins.
“Never has there been any doubt in my mind about who I am or where I’m from.So for those of you confused on my behalf...please don’t be!Jai Hind! #proudtobeanindian #govote,” she wrote in her tweet.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the actor recently said at an event that though she was born in Denmark, she still has Indian citizenship. “I have an Indian passport. There are a lot of complications but I’m a proud Indian citizen,” she said at a press event.
Recently, even Alia Bhatt was asked about voting but she said that she cannot vote in India as she has a British passport.
Other actors who voted in Mumbai on Monday included Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Salman Khan and others. The actors posed outside their polling booths, showing off their inked fingers to the camera.
On work front, Deepika will next be seen in Meghna's Chhapaak, where she plays the role of an acid attack survivor named Malti. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Chhapaak will be extensively shot in Delhi and the film went on floors yesterday. Starring Vikrant Massey as the male lead, Chhapaak is slated to release on January 10, 2020.